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Virtual Travel

Plane TicketsFor many people, travel is a luxury. Whether the obstacles standing in the way are financial or physical, no one has to give up on their goal of travel.

Instead, would-be travelers can indulge in virtual tours. Anyone – from senior citizens with health care issues to young families with financial concerns – can enjoy virtual travel.

This article in theĀ Philadelphia Inquirer gives some great examples about how to explore other cultures and learn about other people.

Some of my favorite virtual trips have included visits to ethnic restaurants, bookstores, and neighborhoods. It’s a great way to explore what you like about a place before you invest in expensive plane tickets and hotel rooms.

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KidCulture Travel

The Philadelphia Inquirer has run an article I wrote about traveling to Montreal with my son.

Read it here and let me know what travel tips you’ve picked up – with or without your kids.

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Oh, the Places You’d Go!

With the current economic crisis, concerns about the impact of global warming on travel and tourism, and a million other good excuses, many people are staying close to home right now.

But anyone who suffers from wanderlust knows that even when you can’t quit your job and travel around the world for 18 months, you can still dream about all the places you’d go.

Even thought my summer travel plans are probably only taking me to Niagara Falls and possibly a long weekend in Hershey Park, my short list of must-visit destinations include China, Costa Rica, and Thailand.

According to HotelsCombined.com (and the Philadelphia Inquirer), the most popular destinations in 2010 were:

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. Dubai
  4. New York
  5. Bangkok
  6. Rome
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Barcelona
  9. Sydney
  10. Singapore

Is your dream destination on this list? If not, where in the world would you like to go?

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